Yesterday I mentioned the formal bed of tulips along the east side of the Museum's curatorial wing. Here it flows, with a river of shrubs and bushes behind it.
A short walk to the east lies Jacques Cartier Park. Here there are also large tulip beds, but this year I couldn't access them. The area of the park they're in is undergoing some rehabilitation at the moment, and so they were out of reach. Instead I photographed tulips at the park entrance.
They can also be seen behind this larger than life sculpture of the legendary Montreal Canadiens hockey player Maurice "Rocket" Richard. Whenever I photograph this sculpture, I am reminded of Birdman, the late photoblogger from New England who some of you knew. As a Boston Bruins fan who saw the Rocket in action, he and other Bruins fans hated the Habs teams of that era, and would comment about it when I'd show this one. The mutual loathing between Habs and Bruins fans persists to this day, but in Quebec, the Rocket was a legend, and throughout NHL history, he remains one of the greatest to ever play the game.